Marco Island Florist is fortunate to work in a business where meaningful connection is the name of the game. We’re involved in our customer’s lives in a way that you don’t get with another industry, and that’s how we like it. We love the idea that we in some way help support, enhance and honor the most important relationships (and moments) of our lives. So today, we’re sharing two of our favorite “power of the flower” moments.
From Annemarie Miller, Buyer/Visual Merchandiser:
I sometimes give a flower to a customer “just because.” Recently, I gave a customer a beautiful single coral colored rose. She took the rose and didn’t immediately say anything, just looked down at it for a few seconds. When she looked up she had tears in her eyes. She went on to tell me that coral roses had always been a favorite of her husband’s, and that that very day was the first anniversary of his passing. She said that she had been feeling especially sad and had decided to get out of the house and run some errands. Her last stop on the way home was at Marco Island Florist. She told me she felt that the rose was a sign from her husband. She mentions that rose every time she stops in to shop.
From Tracy Bower, Wedding Event Consultant:
When I was a little girl of about 6, I had an interest in flowers and design. I used to pick flowers from the wildflower garden my mother planted for me. I would arrange the beautiful assortment from the garden for my mother’s kitchen table. She would be so excited to see me walking in from the backyard with Mother Nature’s tools to then create a vased masterpiece (or at least I thought so). I was a flower girl for my godmother’s wedding, and that really resonated deeply with me (leading to my nickname, Flower Girl). I always found myself outside collecting flowers and greenery for the dining table. It just felt like flowers completed the look of any room where they were placed, an instant smile-maker.
I started to work at a florist at 22, and it was a match made in heaven. Within two years, I had quite the reputation as the budding designer to watch. I became an FTD master designer, and the rest is history (or in my case “herstory”). After owning a shop for over 10 years, I am currently employed by the best family and have an awesome team of coworkers and designers to continue to grow with. We are always seeking to expand our skills and to keep that cutting edge. I am delighted everyday to get to walk the journey with my destination brides up to and until that special wedding day. I still get wobbly knees when I see my bride with her beautiful bouquet. Flowers are God’s blossoming gifts to us; if you stop and smell them you can’t deny this.